His Holiness the Dalai Lama: In the next verse we learn that not only should we be tolerant of such people, but in fact we should view them as our spiritual teachers.
Teachings given on November 8, 1998 in Washington D.C. by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on The Eight Verses of Training the Mind.Training the Mind: Verse 5 & 6
When others, out of jealousy
Treat me wrongly with abuse, slander, and scorn,
May I take upon myself the defeat
And offer to others the victory.
The point that is made here is that when others provoke you, perhaps for no reason or unjustly, instead of reacting Continue reading
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